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1 Kings 20:22-23

The Lord Gives Israel Another Victory

20:22 The prophet 1  visited the king of Israel and instructed him, “Go, fortify your defenses. 2  Determine 3  what you must do, for in the spring 4  the king of Syria will attack 5  you.” 20:23 Now the advisers 6  of the king of Syria said to him: “Their God is a god of the mountains. That’s why they overpowered us. But if we fight them in the plains, we will certainly overpower them.

1 tn The definite article indicates previous reference, that is, “the prophet mentioned earlier” (see v. 13).

2 tn Heb “strengthen yourself.”

3 tn Heb “know and see.”

4 tn Heb “at the turning of the year.”

5 tn Heb “go up against.”

6 tn Or “servants.”

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